World Scrabble Champion: A Jewish Australian


[David Eldar in the finals of the World Scrabble Championship. Photo: Andy Paradise.]


Australian Jewish wordsmith David Eldar has been crowned World Scrabble Champion after scoring 74 points in the tournament finals on Sunday with the word “carrels”.


The 27-year-old from Melbourne beat players from 26 countries to take out the title.


“I’ve been playing the game for more than half of my life and this is the pinnacle of the game so it felt amazing,” the former King David School student told The AJN this week. “It’s pretty crazy that I achieved this,”Eldar said.


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Posted by Ruth Thomas (31/08/2017 14:48)      65 Views